Cute Abiola is not missing, he is detained, says Nigerian Navy

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Opposite to the news making rounds that popular Instagram comedian and personnel of the Nigerian Navy, Abdulgafar Ahmad Oluwatoyin, known as Cute Abiola, is missing, the Naval Head of Information and Public Relations Directorate, Navy Commodore Suleman Dahun, has newsmen that the he is in detention.

Dahun told The PUNCH and stated that the humour merchant was being detained for breaching the Armed Forces Social Media Policy.

He said, “Abdulgafar is not missing but he is in detention. About two weeks ago, we had evidence that he was exhibiting himself on social media, contrary to the Armed Forces Social Media Policy. He was on leave, so we called him back to come and explain why he was breaching the Armed Forces Social Media Policy. He refused to come back, which itself is an offence.

“We can call anyone on leave back. We need to know why he was exhibiting himself in a manner that is contrary to the provision of the Armed Forces Social Media Policy. He refused to come back. So, when he came back, we put him into custody. He is in detention he is not missing.”

His colleague in the comedy industry, Mr Macaroni, had raised the alarm that Cute Abiola might be missing. He said he went missing after reporting at his office in Navy Town, Lagos on Monday, November 15, 2021.

Earlier, a screenshot of a WhatsApp message shared by Mr Macaroni on his verified Twitter page read, “Ahmed Gafar is popularly known as The Cute Abiola; left his house for office at Navy Town at 06:00 Am on the 15th November 2021 and got to the office at about 07:00 am or thereafter. While he got to the office, he called his wife and associates that he had gotten to the office.”